Mrs. Virginia Sale Broaddus
- April 11, 1912 - November 8, 2011
- Bowling Green, Virginia
of Virginia's Passing
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“Mary and Jane and family,
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“My sympathy to the family for your loss. I fondly remember your Mom from old days of my childhood at B.G.Methodist Church. Peace be with you in...Read More »
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“Dear Jane And Mary,
We were so so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
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“Jane, Mary, Ashley, Stacie, Wendy and family,
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“Mary, Jane and extended family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your famililes during this time.
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“Mary: We will always remember the lunch we had with you and your Mom. What a delightful lady she iwys. You know her sense of humor would...Read More »
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“She flew up to heaven on the wings of angels, by the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees. And she walks with Jesus and her loved ones...Read More »
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“We want to express our condolences to the family for the loss of your mother. She was indeed a remarkable lady in every way and will be dearly...Read More »
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“Dear Mary and family,
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Mary Virginia Sale Broaddus, 99, died November 8, at the Bowling Green Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Virginia was born April 11, 1912, at Racefield Farm located near Moss Neck, in Caroline County. Her parents were Ruth Edmonia Gouldin and G. Walker Sale. She was a graduate of Micah High School, and in 1933 she earned her B.S. in Education at the State Teacher's College (now known as the University of Mary Washington). She taught school at C.T. Smith in Ladysmith, until she married a young man from Bowling Green in 1937, Wilbur James Broaddus.
A loving and devoted wife and mother, Virginia worked to help support the family. Virginia was an active member of Bowling Green United Methodist church and felt a close kinship with Jesus. She was a compassionate caregiver to both her mother and father in-law and her own mother, as well as many others including her husband as he suffered the ravages of Alzheimer's in later years. She enjoyed cooking and was famous for her ultra-thin sugar cookies and homemade rolls. She loved crossword and jigsaw puzzles and was an avid Bridge player. Virginia's sense of humor and playfulness--and her smile--were an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Married for 60 years, she was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur, and her younger brother Edmond Walker Sale.
Survivors are two daughters Jane B. Allen and her husband Jimmy and Mary James; five grandchildren, Ashley A. Adams and David; Stacey A. Hicks and John; Wendy A Flora and Chris; Hunter J. Lambert and Claudia; and Michael P. Lambert and Cathy. Virginia delighted in her eight great-grandchildren, who knew her as "GG:" Mallory Hicks, Mason Hicks, Gracelin Flora, Ryan Flora, Ava Lambert, Isabella Lambert, McKenna Lambert, and Peyton Lambert. Virginia is also survived by her niece and great niece, Suzanne Sale Stepp and Shannon Stepp. Virginia enjoyed the company and care of her neighbors on Martin Street, especially Tom and Sherry Parke, Ronald and Ruth Ruiz, Margaret and Ted Lewis, Mary and Tommy Wright, Dal Mallory, and Virginia Beazley.
The family wishes to thank the many caregivers who helped Virginia in later years, especially those at Bowling Green Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center—including the Bingo volunteers--as well as Dr. Steve Mandell. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to Bowling Green United Methodist Church, PO Box 513, Bowling Green, VA 22427. A graveside service will be held at Lakewood Cemetery in Bowling Green, on Sunday, November 13, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Jimy Edwards will officiate. Arrangements are being handled by Storke Funeral Home in Bowling Green.